Archie Panjabi Shock The World Winning Emmy Award

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"When I started in the business in England, just getting a job was a dream," she said while accepting the trophy. "And to receive an Emmy now is just beyond my wildest dreams Working on 'The Good Wife' for me is like a dream come true."

Indian origin British actress Archie Panjabi, who starred in films like Bend it like Beckham and East is East, has bagged the best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in The Good Wife at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Panjabi, known for her roles in movies like East is East and Bend it like Beckham, was pitted against the likes of Rose Byrne (Damages), Sharon Gless (Burn Notice), Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks (both for Mad Men) and co-star Christine Baranski for The Good Wife.

The actress who was born to Sikh parents in West London, began her career with the Om-Puri starrer East is East and went on to star in films like Bend It Like Beckham and Academy award nominated The Constant Gardener.

But big British names like Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Sheen all missed out on the coveted awards as homegrown US stars swept the board.

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